|Front and Back of Fabric|
I've been hoarding this fabric for a jacket that will showcase both sides. One side is a black background with purple, green and tan leaves, and the other side is the tan, with black, green and purple leaves. I found it at Fabricville, and bought it when it was Buy one meter. Get 2 for free. So, for $14.99 I scored 3 meters of this gorgeous fabric. Although it is a woven, there is a bit of a stretch to it. It is probably a polyester blend.
I decided to use this pattern, Vogue 8982, as I have made it twice before, and it is one of my favourite things to wear. The first jacket was in a linen, and the second in a knit. Because I bought this pattern sizes 16-24, I had to take an inch out of the Center back, and I also lengthened it 3 and 1/2 inches.
The lengthening meant that I had to fudge the curve of the bottom front, and fiddle with the dart ending, to match how the back comes around in a curve to meet the front. For the side back piece, I chose to use the contrast, so that the seam lines show up as a design feature.
Now, if you have been reading my blog, you will know that I tend to want to rush through to see how the fit is, but because I have made this twice before, I know that I can challenge myself to slow down, and make some design changes, beside featuring the contrasting inside and out fabric.
- I want to add two welt pockets to the front of the jacket, as my hands always search for these in my other two iterations.
- I want to make the facing on the outside, so that the contrast fabric shows.
- I think cuffs in the contrast fabric would be a nice touch.